tyler.tulloch@psych.ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress:

PhD Clinical Psychology

Degrees:

2013 MA Clinical Psychology, Ryerson University
2009 BA Psychology, Concordia University
2003 BA Sociology, York University
1999 AA General Studies, Briercrest College

Research Interests:

Tyler’s research interests include the treatment of insomnia among people living with HIV and developmental risk factors for mental and sexual health problems among gay and bisexual men including bullying, childhood abuse, and discrimination. His PhD dissertation project examines the safety, feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia among people living with HIV, as well as factors associated with insomnia severity in this population. His Master’s thesis examined the impact of bullying in childhood on high-risk sexual behaviour in adulthood and the mediating role of mental health problems.

Clinical Interests:

Tyler has experience treating a range of mood and anxiety disorders from a cognitive-behavioural framework. He has worked as a therapist and assessor on the Sexual Confidence Study treating gay and bisexual men with social anxiety and problematic substance use. He has also worked as a therapist on an insomnia treatment study in the Sleep and Depression Lab at Ryerson and has co-facilitated group treatment for problematic hypersexuality/pornography use. He has extensive experience conducting psychological assessments.

Research Support:

2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
2016 Engage Studentship Award
2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Gender, Sex and Health Research Skills Development Award
2013 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Award – Priority Announcement: Health Services/Pop. Health HIV/AIDS Research
2012 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Master’s Award – Priority Announcement: HIV Research
2012 Ryerson Graduate Award
2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Selected Publications:

Tulloch, T. G., Rotondi, N., Ing, S., Myers, T., Calzavara, L. M., Loutfy, M. R., & Hart, T. A. (2015). Retrospective report of developmental stressors, syndemics, and their association with sexual risk outcomes among gay men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(7), 1879-1889.

Hart, T. A., Tulloch, T. G., & O’Cleirigh, C. (2014.) Integrated cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety and HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 149-160.

Hebert, E. A., Dugas, M. J., Tulloch, T. G., & Holowka, D. W. (2014). Positive beliefs about worry: A psychometric evaluation of the Why Worry-II. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 3-8.

Tulloch, T. G., Stratton, N. L., Ing, S., Petrovic, B., & Hart, T. A. (2014). HIV and sexually transmitted infections. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. D. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Fundamentals of health psychology. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press Canada.

Selected Conference Presentations:

Tulloch, T. G., Noor, S. W., Brennan, D. J., Husbands, W., & Hart, T. A. (2015, December). Anxiety, substance use before or during sex, and the mediating effect of emotion regulation style. Poster presented at the National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Tulloch, T. G., Rotondi, N. K., Ing, S., Myers, T., Calzavara, L. M., Loutfy, M., & Hart, T. A. (2015, November). Early life adversity, syndemics, and their association with risky sexual behavior among gay men. In B. A. Feinstein and J. E. Pachankis (Chairs), Understanding and treating syndemic health problems among stigmatized individuals. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Tulloch, T. G., Coleman, T. A., Hart, T. A., Sivagnanasuneram, B., Sutherland, J., Vernon, J. R. G., Billmoria, H., Deshapryia, P., & The Grassrooted Trust. (2015, August). Predictors of HIV and STI prevention knowledge in older Sri Lankan youth: Descriptive and inferential findings from the cross-sectional YOU Study. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Toronto, ON.

Tulloch, T. G., Noor, S. W., Brennan, D. J., Husbands, W., & Hart, T. A. (2015, April). Emotion regulation strategies are associated with sexual risk behaviours among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the Canadian Association for HIV Research Annual Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, ON.

Tulloch, T. G., Hart, T. A., Calzavara, L. M., & Myers, T. (2014, May). Impact of victimization during youth on adult high-risk sexual behaviour among gay and bisexual men. Poster session presented at the Canadian Association for HIV Research Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, St. John’s, NL.

Hart, T. A., Pachankis, J. E., Newcomb, M., E., Valentine, S. E., & Tulloch, T. G. (2013, November). CBT for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals: How to increase your competency. Panel presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Anderson, K. A., Dugas, M. J., Tulloch, T. G., Geninet, I., Harvey, P., & Seidah, A. (2013, November). Does personality pathology interfere with efficacy of CBT for GAD? In D. J. Millstein (Chair), Expanding the focus in GAD: Understanding and addressing problems in interpersonal functioning and their impact on treatment outcome. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Hart, T. A., Tulloch, T. G., & O’Cleirigh, C. (2013, November). A new integrated HIV prevention and mental health counselling for social anxiety program for HIV-negative gay and bisexual men. In C. Hastings and B. Adam (Moderators), Therapy, technology and treatment: Interventions to reduce gay men’s risk. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto, ON.

Sutton, K. S., Stephens, S., Dyshniku, F., Tulloch, T. G., & Cantor, J. M. (2013, August). Pilot group treatment for “Procrasturbation”. Poster session presented at the International Academy of Sex Research, Chicago, IL.